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Wison launches LNG distributor concept

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Tanks and Terminals,

Wison Offshore & Marine has developed a multi-functional carrier that integrates the functions of LNG loading, bunkering and container delivery.

The Wison-LNG-Distributor (LNGD) has a scalable capacity of 5000 - 20 000 m3.

LNGD has been designed to distribute partial loads to coastal areas in regions such as the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Northern Europe. It has been designed to operate at a shallow draft of 4.5 m, so that it can deliver cargoes in areas that LNG carriers with similar capacity cannot access.

The LNGD is equipped with an azimuth thruster propulsion system, which eliminates the need for tug assistance. The vessel features a bunkering arm, which facilitates a quick connection with the receiving facility and a short turn-around time. The loading arm will connect to the receiving unit’s manifold, thereby eliminating the need for a hose transfer system at each receiving point.

The vessel has also been designed with a large open deck, serviced by a crane. This area can be used to deliver general supplies and parts.

Cui Ying, CEO of Wison Offshore and Marine, said: “Our LNGD solution will become a key enabler for small scale FSRU and FSRP development in the areas that are either inaccessible or too small to be commercially feasible served by a large scale floating unit or land facility.”

Mr Cui added: “By dedicating to the development of cost-effective and innovative products across the LNG value chain, we’re tailoring solutions to various demand scenarios and clearing roadblocks for LNG distribution to end markets that remain untapped.”

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